Suns push Lakers to the brink

Phoenix steamrolled the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday, 115-85, to take a 3-2 series lead in their NBA playoff matchup. The victory pushes the defending champion Lakers one game away from elimination.



June 2, 2021 - 8:23 AM

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns made LeBron James look away.

Riding an orange wave of support in the desert, the Suns sent the four-time league MVP to the locker room early and took control of their first-round playoff series with a 115-85 dismantling of the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.

The Suns lead 3-2, one win shy of becoming the first team in 15 tries to send James packing in the first round of the playoffs.

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